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Leading M&A lawyer elected chair of MinterEllison
Business of Law 2022-02-24 9:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s largest law firm MinterEllison has announced the election of leading mergers and acquisitions and government practice lawyer Andrew Rentoul to the position of chairman. […]

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GetSwift appeals judgment scathing of ‘PR-driven’ approach to disclosures
Securities 2022-02-22 10:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Logistics company GetSwift and its directors are appealing a win for ASIC in the regulator’s case that alleged they breached their continuous disclosure obligations and […]

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ACCC faces tough questions in appeal of NSW Ports competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-17 2:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court grilled counsel for the ACCC on the first day of a hearing challenging the dismissal of its case over a NSW government […]

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GetSwift class action settlement at risk as financial position in doubt
Class Actions 2022-02-14 10:20 am By Christine Caulfield

A settlement agreement in a shareholder class action against GetSwift may be scrapped as the applicant seeks more information as to whether the logistics company […]

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MinterEllison lures infrastructure partner from Reed Smith
Transportation & Infrastructure 2022-02-14 2:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison has appointed former Reed Smith partner Simon Harvey to join its infrastructure, construction and property practice. Harvey, who will be based in MinterEllison’s Sydney […]

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Uber loses bad faith case, can’t block medical app’s ‘Uberdoc’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2022-02-02 9:59 pm By Sam Matthews

Rideshare giant Uber has lost its bid to prevent a Queensland-based healthcare app from registering its ‘Uberdoc’ trademark despite a “high degree of similarity” to […]

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The class action settlements that came under fire in 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-12 6:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

If evidence were needed that courts are not rubber stamping class action settlements, the scrutiny of multi-million dollar agreements in 2021 is proof positive that […]

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ACCC blesses $23.6B private equity takeover of Sydney Airport
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-09 5:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the $23.6 billion takeover of Sydney Airport by an international consortium of investors, finding further consolidation […]

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Port of Newcastle can charge Glencore higher access fees, High Court rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-08 6:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Port of Newcastle has largely won its High Court fight with mining giant Glencore over access fees and will now be able to set […]

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WiseTech reaches settlement in freight forwarder’s restraint of trade case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has dropped its court action against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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